2017
  • 2017.02.13

    The Memory Museum opened

2016
  • 2016.12.26

    The Mass Deoxidization Room opened

  • 2016.09.29

    The Old and Rare Collection Division establish ed. The Koean Research Institute for Library and Information changed to the Preservation and Research Center

  • 2016.08.04

    Started online legal deposit

  • 2016.03.21

    The Exhibition room of the main building reopened

  • 2016.02.03

    International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) system launched

2015
  • 2015.05.14

    The number of collections reached 10 million

2014
  • 2014.10.31

    THe Modern Literature Information Center opened

2013
  • 2013.12.12

    The National Library of Korea, Sejong opened

2012
  • 2012.09.24

    The National Library for the Disabled opened

  • 2012.04.17

    The Bibliographic Control Division established

2010
  • 2010.02.12

    The Bibliographic Information Center task force launched

  • 2010.01.26

    The “Notification on type and form of collected online materials” published in an official gazette

2009
  • 2009.09.

    The Subordinate legislation of the Library Act revised (enforcement ordinance : Sept 21/enforcement regulation : Sept 23)

  • 2009.05.25

    The Digital Library opened

  • 2009.03.

    The Library Act revised (collection and preservation of online library materials)

2008
  • 2008.12.29

    The Digital Library building constructed

2007
  • 2007.09.19

    The National Digital Library Project Task Force launched

  • 2007.05.22

    The Korean Research Institute for Library and Information and National Library Support Center for the Disabled opened

2006
  • 2006.12.28

    The Library Culture Promotion Act legislated (act no. 8100)

  • 2006.10.04

    The Library Act proclaimed (act no. 8029)

  • 2006.08.20

    2006 World Library and Information Congress and the 33rd Conference of Directors of National Libraries held by the NLK

  • 2006.06.28

    The National Library for Children & Young Adults opened

  • 2006.04.06

    The Operation system revised (Presidential Decree no. 19439)

2005
  • 2005.10.15

    60th anniversary of the NLK

2004
  • 2004.11.18

    Restructuring to improve library function

  • 2004.09.15

    The number of collections reached 5 million

2003
  • 2003.09.05

    The Commission for Library Reforms established

  • 2003.05.30

    The National Library of Korea Government Employees Work Council established

  • 2003.03.18

    Agreement on mutual cooperation signed between the National Library of Korea and the National Assembly Library

2002
  • 2002.12.30

    The National Library of Korea’s List of Subject Headings developed

  • 2002.07.02

    Pilot Operation of Cataloging in Publication (CIP) launched

2001
  • 2001.12.17

    The Digital Materials Room (formerly the Electronic Books Room) opened

  • 2001.09.29

    The branch library renamed as the Thesis Center

  • 2001.06.16

    The Korea Library Information System Network (KOLIS-NET) opened

2000
  • 2000.08.30

    The Deposit Building established

1999
  • 1999.11.01

    The branch library reopened as the Thesis Center

  • 1999.10.08

    The Korean Library and Information System (KOLIS) launched

1998
  • 1998.02.28

    Organization restructured(2 departments, 7 divisions, 1 director’s office, 1 branch library to 2 departments,6 divisions, 1 director’s office, 1 branch library)

1997
  • 1997.11.25

    The Electronic library pilot system launched

1994
  • 1994.03.24

    The Libraries and Reading Promotion Act legislated

1991
  • 1991.12.17

    Organization restructured (5 divisions, 1 office, 1 branch library to 2 departments, 7 divisions,1 director’s office, 1 branch library)

  • 1991.04.08

    The Library Promotion Act legislated. The National Library of Korea, previously under the control ofthe Ministry of Education, was affiliated with the Ministry of Culture.

1990
  • 1990.08.24

    International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) systemadopted

1988
  • 1988.05.28

    The main building relocated (from Namsan to Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)

1987
  • 1987.10.28

    The Library Act revised

1983
  • 1983.06.27

    On-site training for librarians initiated

1982
  • 1982.08.07

    Organization restructured (Computer Service Room established)

1981
  • 1981.09.30

    The branch library relocated (from Ahyeon-dong to Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul)

1974
  • 1974.12.02

    The main building relocated (from Sogong-dong to Namsan Hill)

1967
  • 1967.01.25

    Organization restructured (from 3 divisions 1 branch library to 5 divisions 1 branch library)

1965
  • 1965.03.26

    Legal deposit system initiated

1963
  • 1963.10.28

    The Library Act legislated, library name changed to the National Central Library of Korea

1957
  • 1957.09.20

    The branch library opened (Ahyeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

1946
  • 1946.04.01

    The Library School affiliated with the National Library of Korea opened for the training of librarians

1945
  • 1945.10.15

    The National Library opened (Sogong-dong, Joong-gu, Seoul)

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